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Natural Healing Of Breast Abcess
Not always: If the abscess is in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day for several days. However, if the abscess is inside the tooth the dentist visit for complete treatment is crucial and salt water won't be helpful. Remember, the abscess will not be cured unless the cause is eliminated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Removal of breast implants - do they take some of your breast tissue out along with the old implant?
Sometimes: Depending on the reason for breast implant removal and the condition of the implants, usually the goal would be to leave the breast tissue alone as much as possible to preserve whatever breast remains. Sometimes if there is a ruptured implant with thick capsular scar tissue, it can be difficult to avoid removing some of the surrounding breast tissue. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Ibuprofen or surgery: An early capsular contracture around a breast implant can sometimes be treated with anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. There are other medications that may be helpful. However, you should see a plastic surgeon for evaluation and management. Capsule contractures can often progress and the best treatment may require release of the capsule and replacement of the implant. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breast Aug Scars: Scars from silicone breast implants are determined by the location of the incisions which include the following choices: 1. At the lower border of the areola (periareolar approach) 2. By the lower breast crease (inframammary crease) 3. In the armpit (axillary approach) 4. Through the tummy if a tummy tuck is performed at the same time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anti-inflammatories: Yes. Aspirin or Ibuprofen substitutes are excellent anti-inflammatory medications that can reduce post-operative swelling in a short time if taken every 4-6 hours for 1-2 days. Keep your mouth clean and use cold packs that also reduce swelling. Finally, ask your treating periodontist to write a prescription for his "drug of choice". Also ask if antibiotic coverage might be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are possible complications from removing capsular contractures (hardening of breast tissue after breast augmentation)?
Usual Suspects: Bleeding, infection, recurrence of capsular contrature, thinning of the breast tissue, scar formation and breast implant malposition are among the more common problems that can occur. The upside is softer breasts and pain relief if you are experiencing soreness in the breasts currently. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Healing is healing: In general incisons heal better than other cuts. They are made precisely, with minimal trauma to the surrounding skin and under sterile conditions. Breast lift scars are closed under tension so can be wide, red or raised. Risks of infection and bleeding can also occur. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Poor prognosis: Lung abscess occuring between the lung and chest wall is called an empyema and requires prompt drainage with a tube or surgery. Empyemas tend to be quite acidic and increase in size destroying surrounding and eventually spreading to blood stream. Lung abscess in the lung also tend to increase in size and can enter the blood stream. People who get abscess tend to be in poor health to start with ...Read more
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60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. Whats this?
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal after breast augmentation. Will the removal of a fibroadenoma affect my silicone implants?
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